Data Officer

Ark Walworth Academy is a thriving school in the heart of central London. We serve a vibrant, diverse community in Zone 2, with excellent access to all the city has to offer for students and staff alike. This is a fantastic opportunity, for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual looking to develop their career in the field of data science, while making a difference in a school, and supporting the work of our central Systems & Data team.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support schools with their day to day data management requirements
    • Maintain processes to support effective day-to-day operation of the MIS and associated data systems. o Maintain and regularly review the validity and integrity of the data held within the MIS and associated data systems.
    • Support in-school colleagues in the use of the MIS and associated data systems, in order to develop capacity within the school.
    • Support school leaders by utilising tools to develop annual curriculum planning, timetabling and teaching group management tasks.
    • Support school leaders and teachers around key assessment cycle tasks, including data entry and reporting.
    • Ensure that all external data returns are completed accurately and punctually.
    • Perform housekeeping activities within the school MIS following termly data audits.
    • Manage the cover requirements of the school on a daily basis.
    • Manage the interaction between internal and external systems necessary to facilitate effective running of the school.
  • Communication across the network
    • Build links with other data officers across the network, and share good practice.
    • Work with the wider data and systems to ensure robust and effective procedures and supporting documentation are in place for the on-going use and development of Ark School’s data function.
Qualification Criteria
  • GCSE A/B grades in Mathematics, English (IT or Computing desirable)
  • A-level A/B grades in Mathematics or Computing/Computer Science desirable
  • Right to work in the UK
Knowledge and Experience
  • The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate high levels of numeracy
  • Experience of any of the following would be highly advantageous: MS Excel, MS Access, Tableau, SQL database systems
Skills and Abilities
  • Have an interest in data management and analysis, particularly in Education
  • Good attention to detail
  • Vision aligned with Ark
  • The ability to skilfully manage and maintain effective working relationships
  • Be able to communicate on a technical level with other IT professionals, and in nontechnical terms to academic colleagues
  • The ability to follow instructions accurately
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Highly computer literate, with particular skill using spreadsheets
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • The ability to be decisive
  • High levels of honesty and integrity
  • Hard working, conscientious and accurate
  • Adaptable, flexible and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Approachable, calm and caring
  • Passion, resilience and optimism to lead through day-to-day challenges
  • A commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all students
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and discretion
  • The ability to take personal responsibility, a readiness to reflect and self-evaluate and the ability to change, improve and develop
  • The ability to manage confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner
  • Confidence and self-motivation
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all students
  • This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check
What we offer

Salary: £15,000 – 18,000

Duration: 18 months

Working week: 37.5 hours Monday – Friday. 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Role location: Walworth Academy, Shorncliffe Road, London, SE1 5UJ

Data Officer